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Tortured: Lynndie England, Abu Ghraib and the Photographs That Shocked the World

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While several books have been written about Abu Ghraib and the prisoner abuses that took place during the Iraq War, to date none of the key players in this drama have given a full account of what transpired at the prison between October and December of 2003. That is, until now. In this book, TORTURED: Lynndie England, Abu Ghraib and the Photographs that Shocked the World - ...more
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Bad Apple Books
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I'm not particularly impressed with this one, although I moved heaven and earth to get a copy. It turns out that the frequent spelling mistakes and the sometimes hilarious typos ("I was balling my eyes out, holding Carter" p. 234 does not refer to anything sexual) were the most interesting part of the book, insofar as holding your attention is concerned.

To start out with, I don't believe this book was objectively written. I got the impression that Lynndie England might be the only famous (or inf
Aug 01, 2011 Dachokie rated it liked it
Interesting and Somewhat Subjective View on the Victimization of Lynndie England ..., March 8, 2011

Honestly, years ago, one of the last things I wanted to do was read about the "face" of the Abu Ghraib scandal. The media, after all, had sufficiently done its typical over-the-top saturation coverage of the issue and I felt I really didn't need any more information on the topic. Compounding my initial sentiment was the disgust I felt over the mere possibility that a few irresponsible idiots and a
Stuart Smith
Apr 20, 2015 Stuart Smith rated it liked it
Yes these soldiers were responsible for the abuse of the prisoners under their care and it is right that they were prosecuted for their role in this atrocity. However the book does show that military justice is anything but just. The highest ranking soldier charged was a staff sergeant. There is no way that these soldiers managed to abuse these prisoners without the knowledge and probably instruction from the MI, CIA and their own MP officers at the prison. The injustice is that none of these of ...more
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